30 people killed in clash for Ethiopia’s Somali region

At least 30 people have been killed in Saturday’s violence that has broken out in an eastern city in Ethiopia after federal troops took over key positions including the local parliament.

The Ethiopian soldiers were deployed in Jigjiga, the capital of the Somali region, over an apparent dispute between local authorities and the national government.

VOA quoting officials said that at least 30 people were killed in the latest violence in the town.

The officials said mob of angry protesters had set fire to a church and looted shops and targeted non-Somalis.

The situation in the city is calm on Sunday but there has been no reported breakthrough in averting further disturbances.


Abdi Aziz Hassan Ibrahim is , a somali veteran journalist based in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Twitter @mareegonline Email: news@mareeg.com